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Code Platoon

Courses: Web Developer, Web Developer Part-Time

Locations

Online, Chicago

About Code Platoon

Code Platoon is a 501(c)3 non-profit that helps veterans and military spouses transition into the civilian workforce by providing technical training and career placement. Students can participate in the training program through a 14 week full time, immersive... Read More

The Python and Javascript track includes five modules: Computer science/programming fundamentals, the World Wide Web, Data Science, Amazon Web Services, and Creating Applications.

No previous programming skills are required. Upon graduation, students are eligible for paid internships with our corporate sponsors.

Code Platoon is an approved VET TEC training provider through the Department of Veteran Affairs. In-Person students may also use their GI Bill. All students are eligible to apply for general scholarships once enrolled in the program.

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Job Outcomes

$52,000
Average in-field starting salary
100%
Employment rate in-field
100%
On-time graduation rate
Employment Breakdown
Employed in Paid in-field positions 100%
Full-Time Employee 100%
Full-Time Apprenticeship, Internship or Contact Position 0%
Hired by school in-field 0%
Employed in other positions 0%
Started a new company or venture after graduation 0%
Short-term contract or part-time position 0%
Not Employed 0%
Unemployed and still seeking a job 0%
Unemployed and not seeking a job 0%
Non-reporting 0%

This bootcamp uses the CIRR methodology. All CIRR members use a standardized, one-page format. To ensure complete accuracy, CIRR reports account for each enrolled student. You can compare outcomes with other CIRR members side-by-side. Learn more about CIRR.

Courses

Web Developer

  • Cost: $15,500
  • Duration: 14 weeks
Locations: Online, Chicago
Course Description:

The skills taught by Code Platoon (CP) revolve around getting a job as a junior or intern-level software engineer. For the 2019 cohorts, there will be two tracks offered: one in Ruby and Javascript and the other in Python and Javascript.

Python and Javascript Track (5 Modules)

Module 1 (Weeks 1-4): Computer science / programming fundamentals
This includes algorithm scripting, version control, data types and structures (variables, booleans, integers, strings, objects, operators, loops, etc.). This also includes covering object-oriented programming, inheritance, polymorphism, database persistence, SQL, and data modeling an application. The languages to be covered in these weeks are Python, Javascript, and PostgreSQL. This module is important in building a base for students to think through problems and build the skills necessary to troubleshoot issues.

Module 2 (Weeks 5-6): The World Wide Web
This module includes the foundations of how content on the Internet and on web pages is created. It covers HTML/CSS/Javascript as it pertains to a webpage. The module also covers how data is sent over the internet and how the HTTP/HTTPS protocols for the web work. Students will write their own HTTP server by the end of this module. This module is important because the world of software engineering and especially web development calls for engineers to have an understanding of how their code will impact the larger web ecosystem.

Module 3 (Week 7): Data Science
Data science is an increasingly popular sector of technology, powering Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. Using industry-recognized Python libraries including NumPy, Pandas, Jupyter Notebook, and publically available datasets, students will learn the basics of data science and be able to get a leg up in their junior developer interviews.

Module 4 (Weeks 8-10): Amazon Web Services
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is cloud-based hosting for modern technology companies. These companies generally look for people certified in AWS technologies to get their product online. Code Platoon has been accepted as an AWS Academy - an organization that Amazon has vetted with their curriculum. Students will be trained to take and hopefully pass the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam, receiving an industry recognized certification.

Module 5 (Weeks 11-14): Creating Applications
This module will teach students how to create modern-day web applications, including database design and integration, web routing, and the Model View Controller framework through a Python framework called Django. They will learn to integrate the ReactJS framework on top of their Django application and deploy that using Amazon Web Services technologies. This is the most important module as it is where students learn the skills that employers will expect them to have on the first day of the job and they will see how all the skills that they have learned in the first 4 modules come together to build a full application.

Subjects: Ruby, Test-Driven Development (TDD), Python, React.js, Django, JavaScript, AWS

Web Developer Part-Time

  • Cost: $15,500
  • Duration: 35 weeks
Locations: Online, Chicago
Course Description:

The Code Platoon part-time program is 35 weeks in length and can be completed in-person or remotely. Classes will meet two evenings during the week and all day on Saturday. Students will learn the same curriculum as our full-time students and have access to the same resources including teaching assistants, mentors, and career services.

General scholarships are available to all students. In-person students may be eligible to use their GI Bill.

Subjects: Git, Ruby, Test-Driven Development (TDD), Python, React.js, Django, JavaScript, AWS

Code Platoon Reviews

Average Ratings (All Programs)

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4.97/5

(58 reviews)
    5/14/2021
  • Greg Machat
  • Web Developer
  • Graduated: 2021

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"An Outstanding Opportunity"

I attended Code Platoon remotely from February – May, 2021. I was able to attend through the DoD SkillBridge Program, of which Code Platoon is an approved program, during my last few months of Active Duty. Though my entire experience was remote, It did... Read More

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    5/13/2021
  • Daniel Manfield | Full Stack Software Engineer
  • Web Developer
  • Graduated: 2021

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"This is THE coding bootcamp to go to!"

By all means this is not an easy course. But if you stick to it and put in the time, Code Platoon will set you up for success! Before starting, learn BASIC Javascript and Python. This is what is covered in the first few weeks. By week 16 you will be making... Read More

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    5/13/2021
  • Julie Stone | Fullstack Software Engineer
  • Graduated: 2021

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"This is a great program that offers you great career opportunities and assistance."

While this boot camp was rigorous. I learned so much. I definitely recommend that you have a good familiarity with JavaScript and Python before you begin the program. Utilize your TA's, do not be embarrassed about what you don't know. They're there to... Read More

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    5/13/2021
  • Michael Zura
  • Web Developer
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Great Experience"

Great experience overall, very involved instructors, TA's, and guest speakers. A lot of challenges and work with Python, JavaScript, Django, React, GitHub, and PostgreSQL. Mock interviews and mentors were very beneficial as well as resume writing.

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    5/13/2021
  • Wilson Gauf | Full Stack Software Engineer
  • Web Developer
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Veteran focused coding boot camp that successfully prepares you for a new challenge"

It is a very intensive coding boot camp that teaches you a ton beyond just coding. In the end they teach you a ton of skills beyond coding and assisting in getting a job during and after the course. Really valuable experience and when I talk to friends... Read More

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    2/1/2021
  • Emma
  • Web Developer
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Fun, challenging, and rewarding coding bootcamp experience"

I had a great experience at Code Platoon. The instructors are extremely invested in each student, and there is always someone to ask for help when you feel lost. I never really imagined that I could learn so much so fast. Also, aside from the coursework,... Read More

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    1/28/2021
  • Jarrett S
  • Web Developer
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Inclusive, Remote-Friendly, Challenging but Rewarding Program for Veterans + Military Spouses"

In the overwhelming sea of bootcamp options, it's hard to imagine a better option than Code Platoon for members of the military community (I attended as a military spouse). From its emphasis on diversity & inclusion (so many scholarships available to... Read More

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    1/22/2021
  • Heather Salyer | Web Developer
  • Web Developer
  • Graduated: 2021

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"An amazing opportunity for veterans!"

The decision to attend a coding bootcamp was a hard one for me to make. I worried that the course would be too fast-paced and I would get left behind. Code Platoon immediately made me feel welcome and cared for and I knew it was the school for me. I never... Read More

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    1/22/2021
  • Francisco Ferbrache | Transitioning Military Officer
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Great program!"

I participated via the DoD Skillbridge Program for transitioning servicemembers. I found the program extremely helpful, especially for someone with zero prior coding experience. I feel I have a solid foundation to continue to learn and grow having gone... Read More

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    1/22/2021
  • Julius
  • Web Developer
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Rich Learning Environment Loaded with Authentic Support and Invaluable Career Resources"

I have nothing but gratitude for the entire Code Platoon experience. Life-altering may sound extreme, but that was genuinely the case for myself and many of my peers. Everything about the cohort is intelligently planned and designed. From dedicated instructors... Read More

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Code Platoon's average rating is 4.97 out of 5.0 based on 58 review(s).

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